Renacci, Mandel Accepted Thousands from NRA in 2012 Campaign Contributions

Open Secrets published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes Steven LaTourette, John Boehner.

Ohio Republicans Josh Mandel and Jim Renacci accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 

The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the Center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center got its data from the Federal Election Commission. 

In the top five for 2012 were Ohio Treasurer Mandel, who accepted $9,450, and U.S. Rep. Renacci, who accepted $9,900, according to the report. Mandel made an unsuccessfu bid to challenge incumbent Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate this year. 

Fifteen Ohio lawmakers accepted $1,000 or more from the NRA, according to the report. That list included House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, ($2,500) and former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, ($3,000).

Click here to see more details and and for a searchable database. 

Myron Holley December 22, 2012 at 06:39 AM
posted by a de mo rat. Yep and I am the N.R.A. a AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Ed Gidley December 22, 2012 at 02:21 PM
What is the point of this article? Can we see a list of organizations that gave MILLIONS in support of those trying to turn our country into a communist Marxist socialist state!!!!! I am a retired US Army officer, still honoring my oath to protect and defend our country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and proud to be a member of the NRA, primarily because they support that same oath.
Bob Turney December 22, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Who were the Dems on the list ? Seems Ted Strickland was endorsed by the NRA in his first term.Probably going to run again.Nobody was concerned about that. stow Patch seems a little one-sided to me
Debbie S. December 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM
There's a link to the searchable database. Go see for yourself! Patch is reporting the facts. There was only ONE Ohio rep on the list who was a democrat. The point is to help open up dialog about who is supported by whom. You've been given a tool for research. Do your own leg work.
VA Flash December 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM
You mean like this?? http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?cycle=2012&id=D000000064
Terry December 22, 2012 at 05:20 PM
What is the point of the article? Are you trying to link candidates with the gun lobby so we draw the conclusion that politicians are responsible for events in Newtown? That is the inference your readers draw whether they are willing to admit it or not. This is the kind of media treatment of the issue that leads to an escalation of misinformation and emotion. As a result the problem will continue without a sane discussion and proper path to a solution.
TB Player December 22, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Why does this extreme Progressive author feel the need to make it seem a Sin to accept contributions from the NRA? Is it because as a Liberal Female, she must toe the Party line and support renouncing the 2nd Amendment? The problems we face are from a growing Liberal Society that is accepting of everything Politically Correct, and nothing Morally Correct. This author takes a Politically Correct stand, from the Liberal viewpoint, instead of a Pragmatic look at what is really wrong with America.
Jack Kelly December 22, 2012 at 08:19 PM
"Who were the Dems on the list ?" All you had to do was click the link provided in the article. It even provided a drop down box to search for Democrats. But, that was too difficult for the likes of you. Putting your stupidity on display w/the others was much easier.
Michael L Battaglia December 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Please, oh please Ms Patton. Can you tell us more. Please tell us the names of those who accepted money from Socialist Front Organizations. Also enlighten we poor fools who would most benefit from an America where citizens were not allowed to bear arms? Also, given your vast credentials in research, tell we fools what happened to Germans, Poles, French and other law abiding citizens when they were convinced to lay down their arms.
Jerry Smith December 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM
How much you want to bet those libs holding the "NRA is killing our children signs" are PRO CHOICE ABORTION SUPPORTERS....NOW THEN WHO IS KILLING OUR CHILDREN?
Jerry Smith December 23, 2012 at 01:24 AM
People like the ilk of thou that wrote this worthless article don't have a clue. It was because of guns that she is able to write the drivel she does. It was because of guns she is able to got to the poles and vote. It was because of guns.
Bahz Ooka December 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I'm old and afraid of my shadow. Does anyone know how I can join the NRA? I'm hoping they can teach me how to carry five assault rifles at a time while screaming like a pre-teen about My God Given Rights.
Jerry Smith December 24, 2012 at 04:37 AM
You are apparently stupid to go along with old.
Weeak Urgument December 24, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Any time I find myself in an indefensible position, I just have to blame some random happening on Obama or "the libs" and then I feel much better.
Jeff Mittiga December 24, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Renacci needs to wake up and smell the coffee. He should return all campaign contributions from the NRA so that there is no perception of a conflict of interest when he is considering gun control legislation that will be forthcoming in 2013.


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